After watching yesterday's AA game an seeing some of the talent that Michigan is now going to miss out on a thought crossed my mind.
I wonder if DB had under estimated just how loyal those big name recruits, we were all hoping for, were going to commit to Michigan because of RR and not because of the school and it's tradition. I know DB said that "The School" is more important then one year or a few recruits but it seems to me that this situation is going to effect more then just one year as recruiting classes can potentially have a four year impact. As much as people say RR didn't focus on defense the way I see it is his first FULL year recruiting he went after players to play in his style offense and this was his second full year of recruiting and look at who we may have had coming: Zettle, Lyons, Walls, and Frost who are now committed to other schools and guys like Crawford, Countless, and Breyer who are still coming to Big Blue.
Again back to my original point I am left to wonder if DB thought he or the next coach could keep the recruiting class together because of us being Michigan. Instead we are now finding out that the kids were indeed committed because of RR and his staff. Any thoughts?